What is Spine Tumor?
A spinal tumor is a growth of cells or mass that develops with in or surroundings of the spinal cord. It may be cancerous or noncancerous.
Symptoms of Spine Tumor
The symptoms of spine tumor depends on the type of tumor, location, and our general health. Spine Tumors will spread to the spine from different positions (metastatic tumors) often quickly. Primary tumors normally spread slowly over weeks to years.
How to Diagnose Spine Tumor
With a neurological examination it is easy to pinpoint the location of the tumor and the health care provider also find the following during the undergoing neurological examination
*Increased muscle tone
*Loss of temperature and pain sensation
*Tenderness in the spine
The following tests may confirm spinal tumor:
*Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination
*Cytology (cell studies) of CSF
The goal of Spinal tumor treatment is to decrease or prevent the nerve damage from pressure on the spinal cord. Treatment must be given quickly. If the symptoms develop more quickly, the sooner treatment is needed to prevent permanent injury.
- Corticosteroids (dexamethasone) it given to decrease the inflammation and swelling around the spinal cord.
- Surgery need to relieve compression on the spinal cord and Some spinal tumors can be completely removed and in some cases,the part of the Spine tumor may be removed to reduce the pressure on the spinal cord.
- Radiation therapy.
- Physical therapy is needed to improve the muscle strength and ability to function independently.
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